“Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance” edited by Mitzi Szereto

Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance is a collection of fifteen erotic short stories featuring ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and things that go bump (see what I did there?) in the night.  The stories draw on the gothic literary tradition, which at its heart has always paired romanticism with apprehension of the unknown.  This is oneRead more

“Little Red Riding Crop” by Tiffany Reisz

Nora Sutherlin is a world-famous dominatrix who works for the dead sexy Kingsley Edge.  She’s been working pretty much non-stop, and is in desperate need of a vacation.  Kingsley promises to give her two weeks off to go to Europe, but first, she has to visit a rival BDSM club called The Black Forest that’sRead more

Double Feature: “The Prince” and “The Mistress” by Tiffany Reisz

I’m doing this thing where I start writing reviews for all of the books I’ve read in the past two months when I’ve been busy with work things and moving and life getting in the way of my blog, and I’ve got a confession to make.  I don’t actually remember exactly where The Prince (book 3 ofRead more

“Rogue’s Paradise” by Jeffe Kennedy

Rogue’s Paradise is the final installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s Covenant of Thorns trilogy, which tells the story of a woman who is pulled into the land of the fae, where she finds both danger and romance.  In Rogue’s Paradise, Gwynn finally comes to terms with the fact that she’s madly in love with Rogue, and decides to giveRead more

Mini-Review: “The Angel” by Tiffany Reisz

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  Note: This review contains spoilers from The Siren. Famed erotica writer Nora Sutherlin has returned to Soren, the Dom that she spent the past book pining over.  There’s only one problem: he’s actually a priest, so there’s no way the two of them could ever have a “normal” relationship.  And because Soren is extremelyRead more

“The Siren” by Tiffany Reisz

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“I know people think erotica is just a romance novel with rougher sex.  It’s not.  If it’s a subgenre of anything, it’s horror.” “Horror? Really?” “Romance is sex plus love.  Erotica is sex plus fear.  You’re terrified of me aren’t you?” “Slightly,” he admitted, rubbing the back of his neck. The Siren by Tiffany ReiszRead more

DNF Review: “Spellbound” by Sylvia Day

  Normally I’m a very persistent reader and don’t give up on books easily.  I can count on one hand the number of books I’ve DNF’d since starting this blog (for non book blogger friends, DNF=Did Not Finish).  Spellbound by Sylvia Day is one of them. I picked up the book because it was onRead more

Review and Giveaway: “Lust” by Diana Raab

  WHERE ELSE where else but in art can you let your fantasies blossom and dreams flower– nowhere. Lust is the fourth book of poetry by Diana Raab.  The book explores the emotional and physical intimacy of love, painting brief pictures of private moments shared between individuals and the complex feelings that they evoke. AsRead more

“Rogue’s Pawn” by Jeffe Kennedy

  Rogue’s Pawn is the first in a trilogy of fantasy erotica novels by Jeffe Kennedy.  The story begins when Jennifer walks out of her life and through a portal to fairyland.  This seems to be a theme in the books I’ve been reading lately (see The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic for aRead more